1 Peter 4:8
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English Standard Version
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

King James Bible
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

American Standard Version
above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: for charity covereth a multitude of sins.

English Revised Version
above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:

Webster's Bible Translation
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity will cover a multitude of sins.

Weymouth New Testament
Above all continue to love one another fervently, for love throws a veil over a multitude of faults.

1 Peter 4:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Fervent (ἐκτενῆ)

See, on the kindred adverb fervently, notes on 1 Peter 1:22.

Love covereth, etc

Compare James 5:20; Proverbs 10:12.

1 Peter 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

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above.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath...

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

fervent. [Agapen ektenes, 'intense love; for love shall cover (or covers, [kalupto,] in the present tense, as several copies read) a multitude of sins;' which seems a reference to the proverb, 'love covereth all sins,' Pr.

10:12

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.

2 Peter 1:6,7 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness...

for.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 17:9 He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.

Proverbs 18:13 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death...

shall. or, will.

Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

James 5:20
let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

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